Sam Keenaghan “The Development of bodily awareness in childhood”

In Students by Debbie Curtis

  • Durham University
  • Psychology
  • samantha.keenaghan@durham.ac.uk

Using fully-immersive virtual reality (VR) technology, I study bodily awareness throughout development.

As children’s bodies are constantly growing and changing, they must be flexible in the cues they use to know that their body is their own. For example, they may use touch and movement to identify themselves. Gathering knowledge about bodily awareness in children can have important implications both medically (e.g. for children with a limb difference) and in the entertainment industry (e.g. in the development of video games in VR).